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GikiP at GeoCLEF 2008: Joining GIR and QA forces for querying Wikipedia

Santos, Diana and Cardoso, Nuno and Carvalho, Paula and Dornescu, Iustin and Hartrumpf, Sven and Leveling, Johannes and Skalban, Yvonne (2009) GikiP at GeoCLEF 2008: Joining GIR and QA forces for querying Wikipedia. In: The 9th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, CLEF 2008, September 17-19, Aarhus, Denmark.

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This paper reports on the GikiP pilot that took place in 2008 in GeoCLEF. This pilot task requires a combination of methods from geographical information retrieval and question answering to answer queries to the Wikipedia. We start by the task description, providing details on topic choice and evaluation measures. Then we offer a brief motivation from several perspectives, and we present results in detail. A comparison of participants’ approaches is then presented, and the paper concludes with improvements for the next edition.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Workshop
Uncontrolled Keywords:GikiP; question answering; geographical information retrieval
Subjects:Computer Science > Information retrieval
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL)
Published in:Evaluating Systems for Multilingual and Multimodal Information Access. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5706. Springer-Verlag.
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Copyright Information:© 2009 Springer-Verlag. The original publication is available at
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:16448
Deposited On:25 Jul 2011 14:17 by Shane Harper. Last Modified 25 Jul 2011 14:17

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